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The Resource Bicycle thieves : Ladri de biciclette, story by Cesare Zavattini ; screenwriters, Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Gerardo Guerrieri ; director, Vittorio De Sica

Bicycle thieves : Ladri de biciclette, story by Cesare Zavattini ; screenwriters, Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Gerardo Guerrieri ; director, Vittorio De Sica

Label
Bicycle thieves : Ladri de biciclette
Title
Bicycle thieves
Title remainder
Ladri de biciclette
Statement of responsibility
story by Cesare Zavattini ; screenwriters, Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Gerardo Guerrieri ; director, Vittorio De Sica
Title variation
  • Ladri de biciclette
  • Bicycle thief
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ita
  • eng
  • eng
  • ita
  • ita
Summary
In postwar, poverty-stricken Rome, a man, hoping to support his desperate family with a new job, loses his bicycle and main means of transportation to work. With his wide-eyed young son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief
Member of
Awards note
  • Golden Globes, USA, 1950: Best Foreign Film.
  • Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, 1949: Silver Ribbons - Best Cinematography (Carlo Montuori) ; Best Director (Vittorio De Sica) ; Best Film ; Best Score (Alessandro Cicognini) ; Best Screenplay (Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Oreste Biancoli, Adolfo Franci, Gerardo Guerrieri) ; Best Story (Cesare Zavattini).
  • Winner, Honorary Academy Award for most outstanding foreign film released in the United States in 1949 ; Winner, Best Foreign Film, 1950 Golden Globes ; Winner, Best Film from Any Source, 1950 BAFTA Awards ; Winner, 1949 National Board of Review, USA, Best Director (Vittorio de Sica), Best Film
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematographer, Carlo Montuori ; editor, Eraldo Da Roma ; original music, Alessandro Cicognini
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Italian dialogue with optional English dubbed soundtrack, English subtitles
LC call number
PN1995.9.M45
LC item number
B539354 2007
PerformerNote
Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda, Vittorio Antonucci, Giulio Chiari, Elena Altieri
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1901-1974
  • 1902-1989
  • 1910-1983
  • 1939-
  • 1927-2000
  • 1919-
  • 1885-1968
  • 1892-1963
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • De Sica, Vittorio
  • Zavattini, Cesare
  • Cecchi d'Amico, Suso
  • Guerrieri, Gerardo
  • Maggiorani, Lamberto
  • Staiola, Enzo
  • Carell, Lianella
  • Altieri, Elena
  • Montuori, Carlo
  • Cicognini, Alessandro
  • Bartolini, Luigi
  • Produzioni De Sica S.A
Runtime
89
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
374
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor families
  • Bicycles and bicycling
  • Bicycles and bicycling
  • Offenses against property
  • Criminal investigation
  • Fathers and sons
  • Rome (Italy)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Bicycle thieves : Ladri de biciclette, story by Cesare Zavattini ; screenwriters, Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Gerardo Guerrieri ; director, Vittorio De Sica
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel by Luigi Bartolini
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1948
  • Special features: Restored high-definition digital transfer; "Working with De Sica": a collection of new interviews with screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico, actor Enzo Staiola, and film scholar Callisto Cosulich; "Life as it is": new program on the history of Italian neorealism in cinema, with scholar Mark Shiel; documentary on screenwriter and longtime Vittorio De Sica collaborator Cesare Zavattini, directed by Carlo Lizzani
Accompanying material
1 guide (75 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (89 min.)
Isbn
9781934121245
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515022224
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1681D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm77216072
  • (Sirsi) o77216072
  • (OCoLC)77216072
  • 506028
  • 506028
  • 1682479
  • 1682479
  • 2757902
System details
DVD format ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono., dual-layer, DVD-9, high-definition transfer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bicycle thieves : Ladri de biciclette, story by Cesare Zavattini ; screenwriters, Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Gerardo Guerrieri ; director, Vittorio De Sica
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel by Luigi Bartolini
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1948
  • Special features: Restored high-definition digital transfer; "Working with De Sica": a collection of new interviews with screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico, actor Enzo Staiola, and film scholar Callisto Cosulich; "Life as it is": new program on the history of Italian neorealism in cinema, with scholar Mark Shiel; documentary on screenwriter and longtime Vittorio De Sica collaborator Cesare Zavattini, directed by Carlo Lizzani
Accompanying material
1 guide (75 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (89 min.)
Isbn
9781934121245
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515022224
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1681D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm77216072
  • (Sirsi) o77216072
  • (OCoLC)77216072
  • 506028
  • 506028
  • 1682479
  • 1682479
  • 2757902
System details
DVD format ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono., dual-layer, DVD-9, high-definition transfer
Video recording format
DVD

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